Design Studies MA

Drawing on the breadth and depth of expertise in design theory and practice at Parsons, this new Master of Arts program is an opportunity to explore design as both a field of scholarly research and an agent of social change.

August 19, 2016 daren

MA Design Studies Alumni Spotlight: Veronica Uribe del Aguila

Veronica Uribe del Aguila, MA Design Studies ‘15, will begin work on her PhD in Cultural Studies at Stony Brook University this fall. We met…

August 2, 2016 daren

Design Studies Alum Laura Belik’s Summer with Smithsonian’s Latino Museum Studies Program

Laura Belik, MA Design Studies ‘16, spent her summer in Washington, D.C. as a fellow for the Smithsonian Institute’s Latino Museum Studies Program (LMSP). Created in…

August 1, 2016 daren

MA Design Studies Students Self-publish ‘Acts of Olympic Dissent’

The Olympics have had a long history of contestation from their host cities, marginalized groups threatened by gentrification, and even the athletes who perform on…

June 29, 2016 ADHT admin

A John Heskett Reader edited by Clive Dilnot

by David Brody In July, my Parsons colleague, Clive Dilnot, will publish his edited volume A John Heskett Reader. Heskett, who died in 2014, was…

June 28, 2016 daren

Jilly Traganou’s Designing the Olympics: Book release and lecture in Rio, Brazil

Jilly Traganou, ADHT Associate Professor of Spatial Design Studies, is releasing her new book Designing the Olympics: Representation, Participation, Contestation. Professor Traganou, who has been…

June 23, 2016 ADHT admin

Do Drones Have DNA?

by Jilly Traganou “Of course, all the students want to see the big drone flying. A loud, unpleasant noise fills the room immediately. The black…

June 15, 2016 daren

Susan Yelavich on the ‘Why’ Behind Design, the New Academic Year, & her Latest Book

Susan Yelavich, Associate Professor and Director of the MA Design Studies program, returns this fall after a year-long sabbatical. We catch up with Professor Yelavich…

June 1, 2016 ADHT admin

MA Design Students Exhibit ‘Provocative Products’ at Parsons Festival

By Claudia Marina Within the design milieu, critical and interrogative design speaks loudly in modern times. It has to, for new ethical and environmental problems…

May 23, 2016 ADHT admin

MA Design Studies Students Want You To #SeeRikers

By Claudia Marina How often do you see Riker’s? For most in New York City, unless you or your loved have worked or lived on…

May 20, 2016 daren

Lisa Stenhaug of Design Studies on Andrea Zittel’s Wagon Station Encampment & Challenging “what is”

As research for her capstone, Lisa Stenhaug, MA Design Studies ‘16, stayed at artist Andrea Zittel’s Wagon Station Encampment in Joshua Tree, California for one week…

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